In this capacity, she will oversee the department’s efforts to help Ohio agribusinesses market their products, provide Ohio’s Specialty Crop Block Grant payments to Ohio producers, and administer the department’s “Ag is Cool!” educational program for young Ohioans. She adds these new duties to her role as agribusiness liaison for the Ohio Department of Agriculture.
Mead is a former Ohio Farm Bureau Federation organization director for Clinton, Fayette, Greene, Highland and Warren counties. She also previously worked in communications for the Ohio State Alumni Association and Mycogen Seeds. Mead is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in agricultural communications and grew up on a Fayette County farm.